Taste The Possibilities Raises over $100,000 for KenCrest


With the help of our sponsors and donors, KenCrest’s brand-new tasting event raised $100,000 towards our mission of supporting those with IDD.

By Sydney Kerelo

On April 25th, KenCrest proudly hosted its inaugural Taste the Possibilities event, a significant step towards our mission. The event raised $100,000 and showcased our commitment to exploring possibilities, mobilizing resources, and empowering dreams.

More than 200 community members, staff, and families joined us at the Abington Art Center in Jenkintown, PA, to celebrate all the KenCrest family has accomplished and will continue to achieve.

In addition to the Art Center’s resident artists, two members of the KenCrest family also showcased their creative sides. Jay and Isaiah are both members of our Supported Independent Living program and have begun their careers as independent artists. Taste the Possibilities was their first opportunity to sell their art in a public setting, and they were thrilled to be surrounded by so many of their newest fans.

Each room throughout the Art Center was a unique experience, hosting a different tasting table. Guests enjoyed the distinct flavors of Five Saints DistillingKaramoor Estate Vineyard & WineryTannery Run Brew WorksTito’s Handmade VodkaDeRo Premium Cello, and delicious appetizers from Seedling & Sage Catering. The lively tunes from Dueling Piano Dudes added a special touch to the event.

Marian Baldini, KenCrest’s President and CEO, toasted to all in attendance, thanking them for their support in helping our organization further its mission.

KenCrest would especially like to thank all of our sponsors who helped us kickstart our Taste The Possibilities Event and raise funds for innovation, including Marian Baldini and Larry Filtz, James and Mary Brenneman, CBIZ, Colin and Angela Dougherty, Gap InternationalHaverford Trust Company, Colleen Kelly and Paul Hisem, KeyBankUS Medical StaffingArlington Heritage GroupWillits Pharmacy Services, Loyce and Larry Brown, Carole Chapin, Delta T Group, Kevin and Kate Dougher, Dr. and Mrs. James C. Garvey, Carol Hammarberg, Charles Horn III, John and Melissa Howe, Aurora Kripa and Jesse Fells, Laura Solomon and Associates, Ellen and Ed Mansfield, Miller, Turetsky, Rule & McLennan, Jim and Elaine O’Connor, Oliver Heating & Cooling, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Eric and Shelley Rahe, Reformation Lutheran Church of Media, PASalmon, Ricchezza, Singer & Turchi, Wawa, and WSFS Bank.

Thank you for being a part of the KenCrest community, for helping our community blossom, and for embracing dignity and inclusion for all. With your support, we can continue exploring possibilities, mobilizing resources, and empowering dreams.

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